Social Sciences (HBA)

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Whether you are considering law school, teaching, banking, government, consulting, or working for an international aid agency, the Social Sciences provide an excellent foundation through examination of the relationships between the individual, society and the environment. As a Social Sciences student, you might consider issues such as health care resourcing in Economics; study how decisions regarding health care are made by governments in Political Science; examine how cultural practices meaningfully impact the everyday political, social, economic and linguistic worlds of people across the globe in Anthropology; or study how cities are designed to improve accessibility, inclusivity and sustainability in Geography.

"What I learned from my first few years in university is that I enjoy learning about humans through different lenses. Through my academic programs, I can see the evolution of humans and how our society and culture has changed over the years. I am so happy to have this renewed passion and enthusiasm for my studies."
- Erika, 4th year, Major in English, Minor in French Studies, Minor in Anthropology

Programs & Requirements

OUAC Program Code: TMS
Approximate Grade Range: Mid to high 70s (based on six Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses, including English (ENG4U) or equivalent)
Find requirements to other common curricula:

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Program & Prerequisites Program Options

Anthropology

 

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

Combined HBA Environmental Management/MSc Sustainability Management*

(rec. Bio)

* Application to Master's program in third year of study.

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
NoMinor

Criminology, Law & Society

 

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
NoMinor

Economics

F; (rec. C)

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

Economics & Political Science

F; (rec. C)

YesSpecialist
NoMajor
NoMinor

Environmental Law and Policy

 

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor

Environmental Management

(rec. Bio)

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

Financial Economics (HBSc)

F; (rec. C)

YesSpecialist
NoMajor
NoMinor

Geography

 

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

History & Political Science

 

YesSpecialist
NoMajor
NoMinor

International Affairs

F; (rec. C)

YesSpecialist
NoMajor
NoMinor

Political Science

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

Sociology

 

YesSpecialist
YesMajor
YesMinor

Sustainability

 

NoSpecialist
NoMajor
YesMinor


Exciting Opportunities

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At UTM, world-class experts teach their specialty areas. Our researchers make key contributions to science, social science, culture and humanities in Canada and globally. You can read about some of their exceptional work online.

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Study Abroad

UTM Abroad offers short-term international experiences that will build your global awareness, connect you to a network of peers and give you a space to develop personally and academically.

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Experiential Education

Experiential learning opportunities have been growing in number at UTM, and encompass many types of practical learning, or "learning by doing." Opportunities include community service, internship or practicum placement, and project research.


Courses You Would Love

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Fantasies, Hoaxes and Misrepresentations of the Ancient World (ANT210H5)

The anatomy of significant hoaxes, outrageous claims, and archaeology in popular culture are examined. How do we critically evaluate potential hoaxes?

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Foundations of Money and Banking (ECO348H5)

This course explores a range of topics on the theories of money and banking. The strategy of the course is to develop a series of models to examine the importance of money and banks.

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Sustainable Tourism (ENV205H5)

Increasingly questions are being raised regarding the social and environmental sustainability of tourism. This course looks at the negative and positive impacts that tourism has on the natural environment, society, and economies.

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Shopping and Society (SOC317H5)

This course provides an overview of the Sociology of Consumption. The study of consumption provides an entry point for examining the intersection between culture, economics, and the environment.


Discover Your Potential

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Claire Carver Dias, HBA, English, Class of 2002

While at university and in the years afterwards, Claire Carver-Dias became a much-decorated sportswoman. She decided to attend UTM due to U of T’s prestige in the world of academia. She also appreciated the small class sizes, vibrant community and convenient commute between campus and her training centre.

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Madeleine Mant

Madeleine Mant, Lecturer, Anthropology

Anthropologist Madeleine Mant takes the concept of school dress codes to an entirely new level. Over the past semester, the U of T Mississauga lecturer has turned up to teach her classes wearing vintage woolen capes, Victorian dresses or a bird-like black leather plague mask.

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Chance Finegan

Post-doctoral fellow wants to bring Indigenous communities into Canadian parks

As we walk the path of reconciliation, how can parks foster better relationships with Indigenous communities? That’s the question Chance Finegan hopes to answer with a study launching this summer.

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Program Plans are quick and accessible overviews of the many academic and co-curricular opportunities available to help you get the most out of your UTM experience.

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Created by our Career Centre, the Careers by Major database identifies some potential career fields, how to gain related skills and experience, and useful resources and job samples. But always remember, your program of study doesn't have to determine your career!

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On this edition of the View to the U podcast, Professor Gary Crawford takes us on a journey through his scholarly explorations of Japan and China that span his career.

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Chart Legend: Bio = Biology
C = Calculus & Vectors
Ch = Chemistry
F = Advanced Functions
Fr = French
Ita = Italian
M = Mathematics of Data Management
Math = One of the Grade 12 U Maths
Ph = Physics
/ = or
, = and
rec. = recommended
approx. = approximate

Sp = Specialist program
Ma = Major program
Mi = Minor program